1969 *** 259 pages
Hallowe'en Party is the second Agatha Christie novel I ever read. It's, therefore, the first Hercule Poirot novel I ever read. Unfortunately, it's one of the last Poirot novels she ever wrote, and it's not one of her best, or so I'm told. I read it because I was intrigued by the cover art, the title, and the concept of a murder at a teenagers' Halloween party. The party is over in just the first few pages, though, and most of the novel is Poirot going around talking to any and everybody. It's rather bland and leaves some loose ends, but it's still an enjoyable little crime mystery.